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November 2005

November 11, 2005

Chicago Chicago

Us_book_cover_hhcibMag will be in Chicago next week promoting the U.S. release of her how-to book, How Hard Can It Be? (Beyond Words, 2005).  If you're in the area, and who wouldn't want to be, please drop by Transitions Bookplace at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 15 and say 'hi', or say 'I'd like to buy 100 books please'. 

Transitions Bookplace, 1000 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL  312-951-7323

Pond Dreams

110b_smallMany have asked, since I first reported on my friend Andrea's hand-built pond project in the Toronto Star, how it turned out.

This is what it looked like a year ago.  The digging and levelling and rock-collecting and moving of dirt went on through a cascade of merriment and teamwork.

2005_fall_mostly_finished_1 This is what it looks like now - still not quite done, but Andrea is already thrilled beyond belief. 

Built by friends, neighbours, relatives and beer, this pond is pure beauty and enchantment.  For her liner, filter and pump, Andrea used the world's best pond equipment  supplier  (a European line that is super low-maintenance, trouble-free and has the best warranties in existence - see Oase Pumps for details, or talk to Vanessa at Water Arts in Toronto - (416) 239-5345 - to plan your pond for next season.)


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Mag's Books

  • : We're All In This Together

    We're All In This Together
    Based on four years of interviews with Steve Smith, Mag's unconventional biography reveals the personal stories, sorrows and joys that continue to inspire the man behind the Red Green legacy.

  • : How Hard Can It Be?

    How Hard Can It Be?
    Mag's quirky and entertaining book of home improvement projects for beginners.

Nota Bene

  • It’s never too late to be who you might have been. - George Eliot (1819-1880)
  • Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought. - My fortune cookie